The 'Dream Warriors' Reunite to Recreate Iconic 'Nightmare on Elm Street' Photo

As far as sequels to A Nightmare on Elm Street go, few are as memorable as A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, thanks to its concept of multiple friends taking on Freddy Krueger together and using their individual skills to defeat the tormentor. During a recent convention appearance, many of the original film's stars joined together to recreate a memorable promotional photo of the film.

The photo features Heather Langenkamp, Ira Heiden, Penelope Sudrow, Jennifer Rubin and Rodney Eastman. Sadly, original stars Patricia Arquette, Ken Sagoes and Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund, were unable to appear in the photo. Regardless, it's great to see the cast come together to celebrate a cult classic that's beloved by fans.

Fans of the series haven't had much to celebrate in recent years, as it's been seven years since a new installment in the series has debuted. That film, which starred Jackie Earle Haley as Krueger and was intended to be a reboot of the franchise, came seven years after the previous film in the series, Freddy vs. Jason.

There are currently no announced plans to move forward with either a sequel to the original films or another reboot attempt, but no matter what direction the franchise takes, Englund has hung up his glove and is not interested in playing Krueger again.

"I'm too old to do another Freddy now," Englund shared with Entertainment Weekly last month. "If I do a fight scene now it's got to be real minimal because I can't snap my head for eight different takes and different angles. My spine gets sore. I can still be mean and scary, but I'm mostly relegated now to sort of Van Helsing roles, old doctors and sh*t. So it's fun that the last moment of me ever playing Freddy is a wink to the audience."

"It's like, I had a good run, I had a good time," Englund continued. "And no one plans for this in your career. When I was wearing tights and doing Shakespeare, I didn't say I wanted to be famous for playing this boogeyman. Careers happen and one of the pieces of advice I give to people is I'm sure you'll do a great pilot or you'll do a little independent art movie and it won't go anywhere and then you might do your Intern No. 3 on Grey's Anatomy and that's the one that becomes the huge hit. People just don't know. And when you've survived as long as I have and you see that, you can be real happy that you got 20 years as Freddy Krueger, you know?"

Stay tuned for any new details on a continuation of the Nightmare on Elm Street saga.


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